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The Greenbelt and other wins of 2023

We’ve come to the end of what may be one of the most significant years for the environment in Hamilton in a very long time. At the end of August, I received an invitation to gather with some friends on the patio of the West Town on Locke…
Food + Drink

Hamilton is chickening out on backyard fowl

It may be illegal to keep hens and roosters within the city limits of Hamilton, but backyard chickens are a great addition to urban life. Driving through the tony neighbourhood of Kirkendall South a few years ago, you might have been surprised to see an escape artist chicken…
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Time After Time

With the closure and impending demolition of the Hamilton City Centre, the historic clock that has towered over the corner of York and James will face an uncertain future. Its past, however, is as storied as it is fascinating. Late in 2022, the doors of Hamilton’s City Centre…
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The Times Are A-Changin’

The municipal election saw the welcome winds of change swirl through a fractious city hall, but as Ryan McGreal points out, the new faces at the council table will have their work cut out for them. Andrea Horwath will be the first woman to serve as mayor of…